Articles about Ray of Hope Prize

spotLess Materials: Ray of Hope Prize Finalist

Sprayable coatings that repel liquid, sludge, bacteria, and more

spotLESS Materials: Sprayable coatings that repel liquid, sludge, bacteria and more.

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How coral is inspiring eco-friendly clothing

Werewool is a biomaterials company that develops fibers with tailored aesthetic and performance properties. Inspired by nature, they design fibers at the DNA level to create sustainable textiles with inherent properties; creating low impact materials with a circular life cycle.

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This paint inspired by butterflies could be the secret to cooler cities

Reprinted from Fast Company

Cypris Materials has created a paint inspired by blue morpho butterfly wings, which get their color from blue lightwaves reflecting off the nanostructure of the wings themselves (up close you’ll see they’re actually translucent). Like butterfly wings, Cypris’ paint works through reflection, so color comes from particular lightwaves that reflect off the nanostructure of the paint. In short, this paint functions through structural color rather than chemical pigments or dyes.

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Biomimicry Innovation: change:WATER labs

2020 Ray of Hope Prize Finalist

The team at change:WATER Labs is fundamentally changing the way we process waste, and it all has to do with water. They recognized that if they could remove the water from human waste we would be left with a compact solid that would be much easier to collect and sterilize.

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Cypris Materials Introduces Nature Inspired, Tunable, Structural Color Coating

Applied like Paint

Cypris Materials, Inc. has cracked nature's code on nanostructures by creating a new type of paint that can be used from cosmetics to the auto industry.

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Ray of Hope Prize Winner Showcased in Animated Video

ECOncrete offers biomimetic solutions for coastal and marine infrastructure

ECOncrete wins $100,000 Ray of Hope Prize. Animated video overview released.

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Biomimicry Providing a Concrete Solution to a Global Problem

Reprinted from Sustainable Brands

With impending growing climate change impacts — in conjunction with the expected growth of our cities, ports and other coastal infrastructure — investing in “Blue Tech” is of prime importance.

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ECOncrete® Wins $100,000 Ray of Hope Prize®

Inspired by marine ecosystems and designed to enhance marine infrastructure, ECOncrete is improving ocean health with a biomimicry-inspired new concrete technology.

The Biomimicry Institute and the Ray C. Anderson Foundation are proud to announce that this year’s Ray of Hope Prize® has been awarded to ECOncrete Tech LTD., a science-based company that develops high performance, environmentally-sensitive concrete products for coastal and marine infrastructure projects.

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Join Us for Circularity 20

We are a proud sponsor of Circularity 20 (Aug 25-27, 2020), which will virtually bring together more than 10,000 thought leaders and practitioners across industries and functions to accelerate the circular economy.

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Good for Business, Good for the Planet: The Judges Behind the World's Foremost Biomimicry Prize

Learn more about the experts that deliberated on the only international prize that examines how startups see nature as our mentor and not as a warehouse of goods.

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